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Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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  • Q1
    An area where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean is called an...
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    estuary
    ecosystem
    watershed
    water quality
    30s
  • Q2
    An ________ is made up of living community and nonliving factors that affect it.
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    ecosystem
    water quality
    watershed
    estuary
    30s
  • Q3
    ________ is the process in which rocks and soil are dropped.
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    deposition
    weathering
    erosion
    30s
  • Q4
    ________ is the wearing away of land by the action of soil being moved by wind or water.
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    deposition
    weathering
    erosion
    30s
  • Q5
    ________ is an area of land that drains into a body of water like the Chesapeake Bay.
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    water quality
    ecosystem
    watershed
    estuary
    30s
  • Q6
    Areas of ________, such as ridgelines and divides, separate watersheds.
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    lower elevations
    higher elevations
    30s
  • Q7
    The ________ is the largest estuary in the United States.
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    Atlantic Ocean
    Chesapeake Bay
    Mississippi River
    James River
    30s
  • Q8
    Testing the ________ is the most helpful way to determine the health of an ecosystem.
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    ecosystem's weather
    water quality of an ecosystem
    temperature of an ecosystem
    animals living in an ecosystem
    30s
  • Q9
    The ________ form the western edge of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
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    Grand Canyon
    Appalachian Mountains
    Mount Everest
    Shenandoah Mountains
    30s
  • Q10
    A ________ is an area where the soil is usually wet or covered with water.
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    Dead Zone
    groundwater
    wetland
    estuary
    30s
  • Q11
    When precipitation hits the ground, it can flow over the surface of the Earth, or be...
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    immediately turn into a cloud
    absorbed into the ground
    30s
  • Q12
    Water from rain that flows over the surface of the land into streams and rivers is called...
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    runoff
    surface water
    accumulation
    groundwater
    30s
  • Q13
    An estuary's water is ________ since fresh and salt water are mixed together by tides.
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    salty
    brackish
    polluted
    fresh
    30s
  • Q14
    Sediment in rivers and streams ________ when the slowing water can no longer move it.
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    pushes through the bay grasses
    gets deposited or dropped
    30s
  • Q15
    What collects in cracks and spaces in the rocks and sediments beneath Earth's surface?
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    surface water
    runoff
    groundwater
    30s

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